I finished Thursday's block last night. I wanted to be all caught up for tomorrow since Anina felt it necessary to send out a warning message about it. Thursday's was B-1: Batchelor's ButtonsSince we have done one very similar, it was a nice flowing one. I did go a little crazy with the yellow dot background, but I think they look great. No reason we can't have a little crazy sometimes (I know what your thinking!, that I'm crazy all the time...but I meant the blocks sillies).
Since I finished the block by today, and all my projects at the moment are learning long term projects, I decided to try a quick one. I just need to finish something. So when I found this tutorial I was excited (check out her whole blog, its really great). It looked simple and I have some fabric I bought to make a bag 2 years ago that I never got around to. The only issue is that the pattern and all dimensions are in the metric system. Why we Americans haven't switched over is beyond me, but regardless I don't know it. At first I thought the bag must be huge to be 17 in. wide. Thank goodness I thought to pay attention, since it's only 17 cm. The other issue is the length was supposed to be obvious since it was on A4 paper. I had no clue. I finally googled it and found the right dimensions. Other than that it seems very easy so far. It is supposed to be a 1 hour bag. But I dont go normal speed. And the horrible pain I used to have in my arms and shoulders has started coming back so I have to take breaks. I am at least half way though. I can't wait to see how it turns out. The walking foot is the best by the way! It works wonders. And that darning foot is better than a roller coaster!Mumsy took this photo about 60 miles East of Phoenix on Friday. Since we still have snow watches I thought I could share in her spring. The desert really opens up in spring. It is something to see!
Soon I should have lots of projects starting and finishing. I feel kind of awkward since I don't have a lot of finished stuff to show. I just remind myself that it all comes in time. One can't become an expert quilter/everything overnight. Notice the self pep talk again...some days it's all that keeps me going. So while I am doing that learning I thought I might jump in a bit on this photo challenge from Her space/my space. They give a prompt every day and you take a picture to interpret that word or idea. I wont do it every day but It will get me using my camera more!
I will be back as soon as the bag is done. This is how I like to dream of spring!